Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Mash's Row is situated on the edge of the ancient market town of Aylsham, a short drive from Norwich, Cromer, the Broads and Norfolk's finest beaches. It is nestled by the river Bure and next to the Weaver's Way, a delight for walkers of all ages.
Recently launched as a holiday let, Mash's Row is a traditional brick and flint cottage built in 1845 by William and Elizabeth Mash for the workers at the mill which is still to be seen from the bridge near the cottage. The cottage has 2 gardens, the front one is spacious with apple trees and a pond, at the back there's a cosy cottage garden with a stream at the end and is a real wind down after a busy day exploring this wonderfully peaceful spot. A Kingfisher is nesting in the bank of the stream and was spotted on the 7th April 2012!
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|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cromer 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 18.3 km, Nearest railway: Norwich 23.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Entering through the traditional kitchen/diner you find a comfortable living room with a door out to the back garden and the patio area, ideal for sun-trapped barbeques.
The bathroom is downstairs. There is no bath but a new shower was installed in Jan 2011.
Upstairs the main bedroom has a lovely brass and iron bedstead and views out to the pretty garden and river. The second bedroom has bunk beds for 2 children and a single sofabed chair designed to sleep a third child.
Quality white linens and towels are provided for all guests.
The cottage is set up to provide a relaxing base to explore the beautiful Norfolk countryside for couples, friends and families alike
|Further details outdoors|
There is off street parking for 2 vehicles directly outside the cottage
The shower has a height restriction. People over 6ft will need to hand hold the shower.
The East Anglia region
Norwich is an important historic City, once second only to London with a Norman Castle and its Anglican Cathedral spire dominating the skyline. It once boasted a pub for everyday and a church for every Sunday of the year and is still a wonderful place to stroll and shop with its own permanent covered daily market. The Broads need no introduction and The Sunday Times states that North Norfolk is a heritage coast and an area of outstanding natural beauty. A chain of nature reserves, many of them run by the National trust stretch from Holme to Blakeney. Lovely at all times of year there is always something to do in Norfolk.
Some lovely things to do:
Walking the Weavers Way from outside the cottage to Blickling Hall (1.5miles) and strolling the Lake and gardens
Taking the steam train from Alysham to Wroxham and a boat on the Broads
Breakfast at Mrs Potts Tea Shoppe in Aylsham
Boat trips from Blakeney to see the seals
Dinner at the Black Boys Hotel in Aylsham market square
Making sandcastles at Wells or Mundesley beach
Fish & Chips at Cromer pier
Taking in the stunning carpet of bluebells that transform Bluebell Wood in Spring
High tea overlooking the marshes of Blakeney
Having a sea view breakfast at the Overstrand cafe
Exploring the galleries and antique shops in Holt
Owl spotting at Blickling Lake
Sampling the crab and smoked fish at Cley and Saltash
Exploring the Norman castle in Norwich
Birdwatching at Cley marshes
Alysham is a bustling market town 11 miles north of Norwich on the A140 to Cromer perfectly situated so you can reach the most popular spots in 20-30 minutes drive.
It is a short walk up to the market square where all usual amenities are situated and with many independent shops to browse in.
There are plenty of cafes and a lovely restaurant in the Black Boys Hotel (which once entertained Samuel Pepys!) and an excellent Indian restaurant. There is also a Fish & Chip shop and Chinese take away.
Aylsham Antiques is a quaint olde world shop selling second hand furniture bric-a brac etc great for bargain hunters!
There are 2 small supermarkets in the town (Co-op and Budgens) and a larger Tescos for stocking up on the way into Aylsham from Norwich.